Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:17 PM PDT

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

The Cosumnes River Preserve near the Central Valley, a key stop for birds, may be greatly impacted by California's severe drought if water regulators tighten the tap on the preserve's annual water allotment.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM PDT

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday took unprecedented steps to get folks to conserve with the severe drought showing no signs of ending soon. The board approved mandatory state-wide...

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 04:27 PM PDT

California Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study

California Wells Could Run Dry in One Year: Study

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study...

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 07:18 PM PDT

California Water Use Rises Amid Crippling Drought

California Water Use Rises Amid Crippling Drought

Californians increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:08 PM PDT

Drought Offers Opportunity to Repair Ponds

Drought Offers Opportunity to Repair Ponds

California's severe drought is giving area crews a chance to make repairs to ponds that have recently dried up.

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 04:14 AM PDT

Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company

Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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